[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Energy companies don’t care about rural America  

Credit:  Letter: Energy companies don’t care about rural America | The Citizen-Times | July 19, 2017 | www.citizen-times.com ~~

Huge international renewable energy developers don’t care a whit about destroying thousands of acres of farmland in rural North Carolina.

Rural areas are often the target of environmental big bullies because they don’t have the resources or press coverage to resist the invasion. Iberdrola of Spain built a wind farm near Elizabeth City with 104 wind turbines on 2,513 acres. Invenergy of Spain wants a 600-acre solar farm of 288,120 panels in rural Beaufort County.

These companies only care about the 35 percent state tax credit and 30 percent federal tax credit. They don’t care about the ugly blight on the landscape, or that solar panels contain cadmium and the batteries contain lead. They don’t care about the noise pollution of thwopping windmills (see the documentary “Windfall”).

All they care about is how quickly they can lay the concrete bases and get the 10-feet-tall solar panels or 328-feet-tall wind turbines installed.

What will become of these monstrosities in 10 years? Who cares!

Besides, wind and solar still require electricity and power lines to augment and distribute their product. It’s time to stand up for our rural communities, and put a stop to all this!

Janice Parker, Hendersonville

Source:  Letter: Energy companies don’t care about rural America | The Citizen-Times | July 19, 2017 | www.citizen-times.com

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.